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The SRJC Women's Swim and Dive Team, ranking No. 3 in the state in 2007, has finished in the top five at the state championships for it's fifth consecutive season. In the past four seasons, the Bear Cub women have broken 14 school records, including setting a new State Record in the 200 Medley Relay, and producing seven national champions. Head Coach Jill McCormick was also named California Community College Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005, and 2007. The SRJC Swim and Dive Team has been in existence 30 years including numerous state champions and team titles. We compete in the California Community Colleges League. We belong to the Big Eight Conference, arguabley one of the strongest conferences in the state, giving us a great slate of dual meets, rivalries, and a very fast Conference Championship Meet. We have a strong women's program that consistently attracts swimmers and divers at the national level as well as athletes willing to improve to that level. During our recent seasons we have won two state titles and consistently finished in the top three at our conference meet, including many All American and All Academic student- athletes. Coach McCormick recruits athletes who not only demonstrate a high level of teamwork, focus, and discipline in the pool and in the classroom, but who also like to have fun with their team and enjoy competition.


Head Coach Jill McCormick

Head Coach
Jill McCormick
(707) 527-4369

  • M.A. in Athletes and Academic Achievement, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
  • CA Teaching Credential, University of California, Davis, 1994
  • B.A. in English, University of California, Davis, 1993
  • A.A. in General Studies, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1991
  • 2007 CA Community College Coach of the Year and Big Seven Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2005 CA Community College Coach of the Year
  • 2004 CA Community College Coach of the Year and Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Swim & Dive and Women's Water Polo, Head Coach- Since 2000
  • Piner High School Swim & Dive Team, Head Coach - 6 years
  • UC Davis Women's Swim Team, Sprint Coach - 1 year
  • Santa Rosa Neptunes, Senior Age Group Coach - 5 years
  • North Bay Water Polo, Coach - Since 2003
  • Redwood Empire Water Polo, Coach - 2 years

In her recent career here, McCormick has produced over 30 conference and state champions, over 60 All Americans, and over 30 All-Academic student athletes. McCormick swam locally in Santa Rosa for the Santa Rosa Neptunes, Montgomery High School, and for Santa Rosa Junior College where she was a two-time All-American in the backstroke and relay events. She continued her collegiate swimming at UC Davis and still swims today for Santa Rosa Masters.

Assistant Swim Coach
James Graham
Graham enters his fourth season as an Assistant Swim Coach for the Bear Cubs. He has been a high school swimming coach for both Maria Carrillo (5 years) and Redlands East Valley (2 years); as well as a club coach for the Santa Rosa Neptunes (2 years). Graham has also coached water polo for seven years, including four years as the Head Coach for the SRJC men's team and two years as Assistant Coach for the SRJC women's team.

Diving Coach Tim Nobriga

Diving Coach
Tim Nobriga
Nobriga has coached the SRJC divers for over 30 years. He also coaches diving for our local high schools and teaches water polo and swimming classes for SRJC. Nobriga was a diver himself for Chico State University.

Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges